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123 days ago.
by slinky
BobDahler
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"Union fat-cats...myth or reality?"

So...you think labor unions are run by cigar chomping "Union Fat Cats", who receive outrageous salaries and benefits, while living a life of luxury comparable to Saudi Arabian Princes, lording their unrestrained power over the entire United States of America... all on the backs of the union-enslaved workers they represent. Here's your chance to prove it.

 
 

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NasCarNut

A , , or  is an employee of an organization or company who represents and defends the interests of her/his fellow employees but who is also a labor union official. Rank-and-file members of the union hold this position voluntarily (through democratic election by fellow workers or sometimes by appointment of a higher union body) while maintaining their role as an employee of the firm. 

Posted 719 days ago.

BeRight

I heard that Pioneer Pipe is employing a bunch of non-union welders to keep up with their Oil and Gas Contracts.

Posted 719 days ago.

moderation

After 40 + yrs of private sector union affiliation I have had experiences that support both the positive and negative aspects of organized labor.History demonstrates the inhumanity of man,and if you don't fight for representation, there will not be any.

Posted 720 days ago.

BeRight

The problem with Unions is that they limit the amount of money a union member can make.

Posted 721 days ago.

Kendall78

"shoot EVERY reference of mine down"

Yes we do. I watched that stupid video you posted and broke down why it was wrong.

Shockingly I expected you to read the reference I posted and thought you might say what's wrong with it. But no...it must have been too much for you.

Posted 722 days ago.

Kendall78

"That is a Commentary by.."

And so what? Did you have any issues with what they said? That's what actually matters.

Posted 722 days ago.

BeRight

Ohwiseone, so you saying it is OK to look up stuff at left wing crap factory?

Posted 722 days ago.

Kendall78

Greek- Cato's study was flawed. w w w.cbpp.o rg/cms/index.c f m?fa=view&id=4004

Posted 722 days ago.

Kendall78

"Did you ask yourself why they picked $15/Hr?"

Probably when one takes into consideration of inflation and other cost of living increases, that would be just about right.

Posted 723 days ago.

Kendall78

If one believes that the min wage should be increased, then yes...it could be said they are being taken advantage of. Especially in an economy that isn't exactly ripe with well paying jobs.

Posted 723 days ago.

BeRight

Take advantage of? I have never seen a McDonald employee, Wal-Mart Employee or even a Burger King employee force to work through the bag door by gunpoint.

I have been also told by reliable sources that you actually have to apply for jobs at these places and, and, and they tell you upfront how much you make before you start!! Can you believe that?

The way it is being reported it sounds like they don't know this going in.

Posted 723 days ago.

Kendall78

Let's keep in mind that min. wage has not kept up with inflation. So while the average Mcworker doesn't deserve an increase to $15, they probably should be getting at least a few dollars more than they do get.

Posted 723 days ago.

BeRight

Ohwiseone: who is to say that $15 dollars is the magic number? remember, if you start at $15 per hour and get raises every year, $22 is not that far off. Would you sing Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun for $22 an hour and clean the bathrooms?

Posted 723 days ago.

BeRight

Bingo! They people who are picketing may no longer be the BEST people to choose from. Right now they are the people willing to work for $8 an hour. If the price goes up they may be out of a job as a more qualified (SMARTER) shows up for work. This whole thing is so short sighted.

Posted 723 days ago.

Kendall78

@Beright- an increase in wage (it won't happen like they want it but let's ignore that for a moment) would make the companies more picky with whom they hire. If they get more picky with the quality of workers, then their should be an increase in quality with the product from at least a serving standpoint.

Posted 723 days ago.

BeRight

$22 per hour for making your Big Mac sounds about right.

It takes the same skill to remember Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun as it does to weld, wouldn't you say?

Posted 723 days ago.

BeRight

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience......and who is supporting this non-sense………the Fat Cats at The Service Employees International Union. They has been providing financial and organizational support to the fast-food protests.

Like I read yesterday: “so we are going to pay someone $15 an hour now so they can still get my order wrong?”

Will my burger be better at $15 per hour or my French fries crispier?

Maybe at $15 an hour, the workers at Burger King will finally get around to cleaning the bathrooms.

Posted 723 days ago.

Kendall78

Well...considering WVU was suppose to lose by 26 points or more....I'm proud of the guys. They were in that game till near the end.

Posted 729 days ago.

moderation

I did modify it to healing over.Whatsa couple of alphabet letters between friends?

Posted 731 days ago.

Kendall78

You can blame Tired for that Greek...he started it up in here.

Posted 731 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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